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  • 18 Aug 2014
    500 days of action to build a better world

    There are many fires raging around the world today -- political turmoil, bloodshed, public health emergencies and human rights abuses. But there also burns a flame of hope – encouraging progress in the global drive to improve the lives of the world’s poorest through the Millennium Development Goals.

  • 07 Aug 2014
    Statement by UNDP Administrator Helen Clark on Gaza

    UNDP welcomes the current ceasefire and expresses its hopes for an agreement which ends hostilities and civilian suffering while also laying a foundation for sustainable peace. UNDP is supporting the Palestinians to assess immediate needs and chart a path for recovery and human development.

  • 29 Jul 2014
    New project assesses mine risks in Croatia after the catastrophic floods

    In the early phase of the project “Immediate response to the 2014 floods in Croatia”, UNDP conducted an assessment mission with Croatian partners to determine the need for immediate re-surveying, mine marking and gathering of mine risk information as well as the medium and longer term steps required for recovery.

  • 25 Jul 2014
    Croatia ranks 47th in the Global Human Development Index

    According to the Human Development Index, Croatia ranks 47th out of 187 countries, which puts it in the „very high human development category“, says Human Development Report 2014 presented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Tokyo this week.

  • 21 Jul 2014
    Bringing Electricity to Remote Areas in Croatia with Renewable Energy Sources

    According to the Croatian Bureau of Statistics, there are currently over 2,500 households in the Republic of Croatia without access to electricity, and it is estimated that around 50% of those are located in rural areas. Renewable energy can play a crucial role in bringing electricity to these households, as was demonstrated in UNDP's pilot project called “Bringing Electricity to Remote Areas in Croatia with Renewable Energy Sources.”

  • 14 Jul 2014
    No country is an island: New energy opportunities in the West Balkans

    Potentials for trading renewable energy with Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia has been explored within EU project BETTER (Bringing Europe and Third countries closer together through renewable Energies) funded by Intelligent Energy Europe Programme. The project began in 2012 and will last until next year.

  • 04 Jul 2014
    Building a sustainable future with cooperatives

    This year’s International Day of Cooperatives falls at a critical time. The United Nations is working to lay the groundwork for success on three major fronts in 2015: reaching the Millennium Development Goals; achieving a meaningful new climate agreement; and adopting a long-range agenda for inclusive sustainable development.

  • 04 Jun 2014
    Croatia’s parks to benefit from new USD 5.4 million UNDP project

    Improved management of Croatia’s 19 most important parks will be the result of a new USD 5.4 million project that the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched in Zagreb on 4 June 2014. The project, known by the acronym PARCS, will be implemented over four years in partnership with the Ministry of Environmental and Nature Protection, thanks to a USD 4.9 grant from the Global Environment Facility and USD 500,000 in direct funding from UNDP Croatia.

  • 29 May 2014
    Delivering justice and support for victims of wartime sexual violence

    The necessity of providing justice and support to wartime victims of sexual violence was underscored at a regional conference that brought together more than 120 government officials and civil society activists from countries throughout Southeast Europe

  • 29 May 2014
    Speech by UNDP Resident Representative: Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict

    Speech by UNDP Resident Representative Louisa Vinton at the press conference “Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict: Delivering Justice for the Past, Preventing Abuse in the Future“

  • 14 Apr 2014
    New Croatian law to provide compensation and assistance to victims of wartime sexual violence

    Twenty years is too long to wait – more than two decades after the Homeland War, it is high time for Croatia to ensure that victims of wartime rape and other sexual violence are granted recognition, status, compensation and support.

  • 28 Mar 2014
    Albanian delegation learns how Croatia met EU standards in rule of law

    A high-level Albanian delegation led by Deputy Minister of Justice Idlir Peci visited Zagreb on 27-28 March 2014 to learn about Croatia’s experience in meeting the requirements for European Union membership in the area of the rule of law. The main focus of this two-day visit was on Chapter 23 of the EU acquis communautaire, covering the Judiciary and Fundamental Rights. The delegation included two other participants, the Director of the Department for EU Integration in the Ministry of Justice, Tetis Lubonja, and the Director of the School of Magistrates, Marjana Semini.

  • 13 Mar 2014
    Croatia’s rural communities look to EU funds to improve infrastructure

    Funds from the European Union (EU) can be tapped to build new water supply systems, wastewater treatment plants and other infrastructure in rural communities in Croatia. This was the key message of a workshop organized in Karlovac on 13 March 2014 by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Ministry of Regional Development and EU Funds.

  • 08 Mar 2014
    Equality for women is progress for all!

    This year’s International Women’s Day theme – Equality for Women is Progress for All – states a simple truth. No country will reach its full potential if its female citizens do not enjoy full equality. As the 2015 end date of the Millennium Development Goals nears, and as discussion on the next global development agenda intensifies, there is strong momentum for achieving development with equity, including by eradicating gender inequality and empowering women and girls.

  • 07 Mar 2014
    EU-funded tourism projects seen as growth engine for Croatia’s less developed areas

    The potential for tourism to serve as engine for employment and growth in Croatia’s less developed areas was at the heart of discussions that took place today during a workshop held to stimulate interest in the use of European Union (EU) funds in Lika-Senj, Karlovac and Sisak-Moslavina Counties.

  • 14 Feb 2014
    Roma communities find employment through cooperatives

    The first cooperative established under the project, in the Roma settlements of Kuršanec and Sitnice, is organized around organic and biodynamic farming. So far, some 30 long-term unemployed Roma from Međimurje County have received training that they will apply in the collection and cultivation of medicinal plants and the production of vegetables and fruits following exclusively biodynamic principles.

  • 14 Feb 2014
    One Billion Rising puts focus on violence against women

    Activists in Croatia once again joined enthusiastically in the annual dance protest One Billion Rising, which was organized globally on 14 February 2014 by the V-Day movement led by playwright Eve Ensler to fight violence against women. The motto of this year’s dance gatherings was Rise for Justice, with an emphasis on the lack of institutional support to fight violence against women. In all, this year’s campaign inspired thousands events in 200 countries.

  • 12 Feb 2014
    UNDP helps Roma in Međimurje County apply for EU funding

    Improving the living conditions of Roma communities is a priority for the European Union (EU), yet Roma organizations in Croatia have traditionally fared poorly in competing for EU funds. Now the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is hoping to change this by providing direct training and coaching to Roma non-governmental organizations on formulating and applying for projects.

  • 10 Feb 2014
    World Radio Day emphasizes the importance of women's voices

    World Radio Day recognizes the unique role and impact of a medium that reaches the largest audience worldwide.

  • 06 Feb 2014
    Cooperatives build momentum behind renewable energy in Croatia

    Energy cooperatives are an ideal tool not only to promote the use of renewable energy, but also to bring communities together around a more sustainable approach to jobs and growth.